A 19-year-old man has died after getting into difficulty at a waterfall in North Yorkshire.
Emergency services were called to Wain Wath waterfall on the River Swale near Keld in Swaledale at around 5pm on Friday May 26, following reports that four people had got into difficulty.
The incident was attended by officers from North Yorkshire Police, Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team, Reeth & Hawes Fire crews, Yorkshire Ambulance and the Great North Air Ambulance.
The teenager was one of two people who were taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough by air ambulance for medical treatment. A 17-year-old remains in a stable condition.
North Yorkshire Police have said:
Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team thanked the people of Keld for their assistance.
Wain Wath waterfall, situated on the River Swale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is a popular location for paddling and swimming.
A flood warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Swale at Kirby Wiske. The current level at Kirby Wiske is 2.9m. This is forecast to rise throughout the day.
Another flood alert has been issued for the River Wiske and tributaries to with the River Swale. Low lying land and roads will be affected first.
Emergency services are attending to an incident on the River Swale at Reeth in North Yorkshire, where a canoeist was in trouble. One person has been airlifted to hospital. The Fire Service said the rescue was coming to an end.
Police have recovered a dinghy following the death of a man by the River Swale in North Yorkshire. Officers believe Mark Allan had taken an inflatable dinghy out on the river when the water was fast flowing. His body was discovered on Saturday on the river bank.
The dinghy was later found in the Catterick Bridge area close by. The death is not being treated as suspicious.